It rained today.  It rained hard.

In what was clearly a brilliant move on my part, I decided an umbrella would not be necessary for our trip to get groceries.  If you could have seen the skies, you would understand what I meant when I say it was brilliant.

I just figured we’d be in and out before the rain started.  Zip zip. 

But it is never zip zip with me and the groceries.

I have a love-hate relationship with grocery shopping. 


We shopped.  It rained.

We went home.

We ate pizza. 

Then, we painted. 

Well, Ella painted.

I watched. 

I was captured.  Totally and completely captured.

Look at her hands.

They are still chubby.

They still have dimples.

One day I watched those little hands open a tootsie roll.

I swear it was the cutest thing I have ever seen in my entire life. 

Seriously, just look at those fingers.

My heart can hardly take it.